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from texas, mrs. sheila jackson lee is recognized for one minute. >> thank you very much and too wide for the cooperation of this hearing. a few years ago i was involved with the tragedy of gonzales, a lot -- eleian gonzales. him. i indicated in my preference after meeting the grandmothers who lived in cuba that he should be returned to family. as i did that i did not ignore the family members who were here and united states and i frankly believe he could have the benefit of all family members so i think it is important we open the door of opportunity and that we recognize that as we have opened the doors to china, that is not perfect. we open the doors to cuba and our intervention and involvement is critical. at the same time we asked for concessions, interaction with the cuban government and if we do that, we make america the greater country and we work together with the cuban people. led this left the embargo. >> the time of the gentlelady has expired. all time for one minute questions has expired. we are now going to turn to our expert panel of witnesses one who will be with us by
sheila jackson lee for her continued leadership on this issue and her dedication to the needs of our veterans. finally, the legislation honors our fallen heroes for providing a parent of the deceased veteran to be buried in a v.a. national cemetery when the deceased veteran does not have an immediate spouse or child. i want to thank representative barney frank of massachusetts for introducing this incredibly important piece of legislation. mr. speaker, this bipartisan legislation will provide needed changes for our veterans and their families while addressing the unique needs of veterans and service members as they serve the country. i would like to thank representative steve buyer of indiana, members of the committee and my colleagues for working on a bipartisan -- in a bipartisan manner on h.r. 3949. again, thanking the colleagues who got this final bill here and helping our veterans. with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, i yield myself
, the gentlelady from texas, ms. sheila jackson-lee is recognized. >> thank you very much and thanks to the ranking member for the cooperation of this hearing. some years ago i was involved in the tragedy of ileana gonzalez, the loss of his mother and family members that wanted to raise him. i indicated in my preference after meeting the grandmothers who lived in cuba that he should be returned to family. as i did that i did not ignore the family members who were here and united states and i frankly believe he could have the benefit of all family members so i think it is important we open the door of opportunity and that we recognize that as we have opened the doors to china, that is not perfect. we open the doors to cuba and our intervention and involvement is critical. at the same time we asked for concessions, interaction with the cuban government and if we do that, we make america the greater country and we work together with the cuban people. led this left the embargo. >> the time of the gentlelady has expired. all time for one minute questions has expired. we are now going to turn to our expe
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